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Featuring Pat :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Up next is Pat! Pat blogs at Color Me Quilty, and I hope you enjoy getting to Pat and her quilts better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I have known how to sew since I was a small child. My mom, both grandmothers and my babysitter all sewed. Of course I started out making clothes and continued through High School, but pretty much stopped when I started college. About the same time (early ‘80’s) my mother took up quilting. I didn’t sew or quilt again until I moved back to Upstate NY in the late 90’s, when my mom got me started quilting. Since my mom “quilted by check” – sent her quilts out to a long-arm quilter to be quilted, I did the same thing. I pieced a quilt top about every year or two. I have … Read More »



Featuring Kelsey — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Our next feature today is Kelsey! Kelsey blogs at Kelsey Creates, and I hope you enjoy getting to know Kelsey and her quilts better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I have been quilting for just about 3.5 years. When I was pregnant with my son I wanted to make a bunch of things for his nursery and began searching the internet for inspiration. In the process I stumbled upon a number of modern quilt blogs, including AmysCreativeSide, and I was completely hooked! Since then I have completed approximately 15 quilts, and a number of smaller quilted items.

2. Why do you quilt?
Quilting is a creative outlet for me. I am a software engineer by profession, and I have always needed to balance all of my work with computers, which is essentially all in … Read More »



Featuring Colleen — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Next up is Colleen! Colleen blogs at Lucky Duck Dreams – I hope you enjoy getting to know Colleen and her quilts better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I started quilting way back in the early 1990s.  I was just out of college and looking for something to sew on my Grandmother’s 1958 White Rotary.  A friend hooked me up with Quiltnet, an international online internet quilt guild.  The guild communicated through an email listserv.  I quickly became addicted to the block swaps and round robins.   It was a great way to learn different techniques.  For various reasons I stopped quilting for about 9 years.  In the summer of 2010 I restarted my quilting life and went back to the internet excited to see all the blogs, photos, and videos available.
 

2.  Why do you quilt?
I quilt because … Read More »



Featuring Sara — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

One more day! I’m looking forward to seeing all the quilts that you have been working on! Today I have a few people to feature, I hope you enjoy getting to know Sara better. Sara blogs at Knottygnome Crafts, after you finish here, click over and see what she’s been up to lately!

1) How long have you been a quilter?
I’ve been quilting since 2007. It took me about six months to complete my first quilt and about the same amount of time to finish my second. My pace picked up considerably after that though, when I bought my Janome Horizon.

2) Why do you quilt?
I love color. I love creating different color combinations and putting together fabric stacks. I love to take a mix of colors and patterns and arrange them into shapes. I love working with scraps and using little bits … Read More »



Featuring Anne – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 23rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

Our second feature today is Anne! Anne blogs at Play Crafts, and I love the gentle curves in her landscape inspired quilts. I hope you enjoy getting to know Anne better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I began working on my first quilt when I was a girl. My mom made garments and I decided that I wanted to try quilting. We bought all the fabric, and a rotary cutter (thank goodness), and I picked out the log cabin quilt pattern that I wanted to make. I cut the pieces for all the blocks, sewed probably 3 or 4 seams, and decided that it was the world’s most boring thing ever. Fast-forward almost 30 years, and I picked up quilting again during grad school. That was about 3 years ago now, and it turns out with adult-level patience, I … Read More »



Featuring Erica :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 23rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Hi there! Just a couple more days, before Blogger’s Quilt Festival begins – are you ready? Today, I’m putting the finishing touches on my posts, and I will be ready! Our feature here today is Erica! Erica blogs at Kitchen Table Quilting, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her and her great quilts better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?
I started quilting in 2010 when I was pregnant with my son.  My husband had just graduated from law school and was working long hours which left me with some lonely evenings.  I was looking for a hobby other than watching television, but I don’t think I realized what I was getting into!  When I first bought my machine I just wanted to make a few simple baby items.  A couple months later I decided I wanted to … Read More »



Quiltcast #9

Posted on October 22nd, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 1 Comment

Where do you shop for fabric online?

April and I talk about where we like to shop, and what we are looking for when we shop for fabric online.

We like design walls, well rounded shops with lots of options, and substrate options. Great shop newsletters are a great source of inspiration too! Ask for help of your online shop of choice, they want you to succeed and will do their best to help with fabric selections when necessary!

Fat Quarter Shop - great Coming Soon page!

Pink Chalk Fabrics – with solid swatches.

Hawthorne Threads - great variety of manufacturers.

Canton Village Quilt Works – does have a color cards!

Etsy - it helps to already know what you are looking for on Etsy.

Westwood Acres – great bundles!

Missouri Star Quilt Co. - great selection of pre-cuts

Fabric.com  - lots of different options

Pink Castle Fabrics

 

Blogger’s Quilt Festival is coming this week! Check … Read More »



Featuring Diane :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 22nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 6 comments

Our second feature today is Diane from Random Thoughts…do or “di” - I always enjoy seeing what Diane is working on, (usually on Instagram) and thought you would like to get to know Diane too! Enjoy -

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I had a plan, that when my youngest son started kindergarten I wanted to learn how to quilt. One of my best friends from high school was one of 5  daughters and they quilted as a family. I thought it would be so cool to be a part of a group of women who got together to quilt. Well, said son started kindergarten in 1988 and I didn’t start quilting until 2003, when my second grandchild was due! I was a little late to the game but I think the timing was really perfect. I entered this beautiful … Read More »



Featuring Beverly :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 22nd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 1 Comment

Hi there! I’m excited to share Beverly’s quilts here today! Beverly blogs at Fiberhart, and dyes her own fabrics too – I hope you enjoy getting to know Beverly better!

1. How long have you been a quilter?

Although I had some exposure to quilting with the bicentennial celebrations in the 1970′s, I didn’t start quilting seriously until 1994 when my youngest child was diagnosed with leukemia.  It became a form of therapy while I dealt with all of her medical issues.  I’ve been quilting ever since.

2. Why do you quilt?

I can’t imagine not quilting!  It is the polar opposite of my professional life as a social worker.  My quilts are one hundred percent designed and made by me, and I have a finished product that I can touch and see.  It really is my therapy!

 

3. Why do you participate … Read More »



Featuring Jan :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 21st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 3 comments

Jan blogs at Prytz Family, about her quilting and family, and everything in between. Jan’s quilts are beautiful – I hope you enjoy getting to know Jan better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?  

I’ve been quilting for four years, and sewing for over 60.

2. Why do you quilt?  

Quilting is my artistic outlet.  I’m retired and consider it my “job”, it’s nice to have a focus.  Quilting is what I do when I have down time.

3. Why do you participate in Blogger’s Quilt Festival?  

I participate for fun.  I love the blogging and quilting community, and the Quilt Festival is a chance to “meet” more people, and show off a little.

4. What was your inspiration for your Quilt Festival quilt, that you shared last spring?  (pictured above)

I wanted to make a Fall themed quilt.  I really didn’t … Read More »



Featuring Susan :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 21st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

Hi there! Leading up to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival later this week, I thought it would be fun to feature a few quilters from the previous Festival! I hope you enjoy getting to know this group of quilters this week! Susan is the first of a few bloggers to be featured this week. Susan blogs at Canadian Abroad, and has a fun style to her quilts! I hope you enjoy getting to know Susan better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I’ve been quilting for approximately seven years. The first four years I was in a quilting wilderness. There was no history of quilting in my family and I didn’t know anyone who quilted.

2. Why do you quilt?

I started quilting when my two daughters were young. (They are eleven and twelve now.) I am a stay-at-home mum and … Read More »



Blogger’s Quilt Festival – One Week Away!

Posted on October 18th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 8 comments

One more week until Blogger’s Quilt Festival begins! I hope you are planning to participate, my friends at Baby Lock are giving away a Melody, which is the same machine I sew on!

The details to enter to win Melody will be available with the opening of the festival. I hope you have a great weekend – I’ve got a few posts to schedule!

Amy






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